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HowTo : Determine and Change File Character Encoding

How to detect and change a file's character encoding from the command line in Linux. Examples of converting text between: CP1251 (Windows-1251, Cyrillic), UTF-8, ISO-8859-1 and ASCII.

HowTo : Change Locale (Language and Character Set) in Linux

Locales are used in Linux to define which language and character set (encoding) the user uses.

In this article I'll show you how to :

  • Check the Current Locale
  • Get the List of Available Locales
  • Add a New Locale
  • Change the Locale for Current Session
  • Change the Locale Permanently
  • Change the Default System's Locale